Astros' Altuve, Springer win Silver Slugger Awards


Springer, the World Series MVP, hit.283 this season with 112 runs scored, 29 doubles, 34 home runs - a career-high - and posted an.889 OPS in 140 games. It is given to the top offensive players at each position in the American and National Leagues.

The Giants didn't hit home runs, and Posey was no exception, but he was undoubtedly the team's most consistent bat.

Trout missed about six weeks with a thumb injury, but still finished the season hitting.306 with 33 homers and a league-leading 1.071 OPS.

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Cruz recorded at least 100 RBIs for the second consecutive season and the third time in his career. He also became the first third baseman in Major League Baseball history to record at least 130 RBI for the third consecutive season.

Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez and shortstop Francisco Lindor both earned AL Silver Slugger awards when the honors were announced Thursday. Cruz, who played in his age-36 season in 2017, is tied with Kansas City's Hal McRae (133 RBI, 1982) as the second-oldest player to lead the American League outright in RBI.

Altuve has already been named MLB's Player of the Year and the AL's Most Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards, which were revealed Wednesday. Springer ranked among the top five for AL outfielders in runs (second), homers (fourth), on-base percentage (fifth), slugging percentage (sixth) and OPS (fifth).